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The Pony Express Trail Yesterday and Todayby William E. Hill
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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press
It operated less than two years. It lost an enormous amount of money. But the Pony Express delivered the mail across a continent at a critical time and captured the imagination of people all over the world like few events in the history of the American West.
Book News Annotation:
Hill, the author of several books on western trails, recounts the story of the Pony Express and its 2,000 mile route from Missouri to California. He describes the route's history from before its founding in 1860 to its end in 1861, its founders and riders, its stations, and the people who used it for mail and commercial contracts delivery, in addition to its present state as a National Historic Trail, folklore about it, and a list of museums. He includes comments, quotes, and related information with illustrations, maps, and photos of stations and places along the way, but due to the lack of detailed diaries by riders, does not include the diary section like other books in his "Yesterday and Today" series. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
About the Author
William Hill is the author of several books on historic, western trails including The Oregon Trail, Yesterday and Today; The Lewis and Clark Trail, Yesterday and Today; and The Santa Fe Trail, Yesterday and Today all published by Caxton Press. He is now retired from teaching and living in New York state.
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